Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Study group discussion: Tissues that are exclusively dependent on glucose for metabolism

Which things in our body are exclusively dependent in glucose for energy?

The lens.

Correct

Liver too?
Nope.
Brain?
No. It uses ketone bodies too!
Muscle?
No.

Cornea?

Cornea correct!

Heart.
Heart, no.
Interesting: Heart can use lactate.

Sperm
No. Sperm uses fructose!

It's RBC!
Oh ya. They are exclusively dependent on glucose! RBC can't metabolize anything else!

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